US Supreme Court Holds Class-Wide Arbitration Not Permitted Where Arbitration Agreement Language is Ambiguous With Respect to Class Claims

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, a 5-4 decision, that because arbitration is a matter of consent, where an arbitration agreement’s provisions regarding class claims were ambiguous and not express, the arbitration agreement did not allow…

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CT Appellate Court Holds Additional Leave of Absence is Not a Reasonable Accommodation When Weighed Against Attendance As An Essential Job Function

In Barbabosa v. Bd. of Educ. of Manchester, AC 41304 (Apr. 23, 2019), the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the Superior Court’s decision to award summary judgment to the Manchester Board of Education in a disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case. The Appellate Court upheld…

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